Ex-Romanian president faces criminal probe for threats to political rival during his mandate

March 18, 2015 12:01 PM

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Ex-Romanian president faces criminal probe for threats to political rival during his mandate

Former Romanian President Traian Basescu arrives at the prosecutor's office in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Prosecutors have informed Basescu he is under a criminal investigation for making threatening remarks to Senator Gabriela Vranceanu Firea, a political rival. The investigation did not start while Basescu was still in office because he had immunity from prosecution as president. (Vadim Ghirda) (The Associated Press)

Former Romanian President Traian Basescu, third from left, speaks facing protesters after arriving at the prosecutor's office in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Prosecutors have informed Basescu he is under a criminal investigation for making threatening remarks to senator Gabriela Vr...

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